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Transportation can be a barrier to voting. A study from Tufts University found that 29% of young voters (ages 18-29) who didn't vote in the 2016 general election cited "no transportation to a polling place" as a contributing factor.

Transportation access alone does not increase election-day bus riding. Additional barriers include knowing when and where to vote, being registered, and having available time. But in-person early voting gives voters more location and time flexibility, in addition to spacing crowds out over multiple days.

Do you know how to get to your polling location? These maps show locations for early voting that are within 1/4 mile of a public transit bus stop, and lists which routes can take you to each one.

Right now we're making early voting maps for counties in North Carolina. Early voting in North Carolina runs from October 15-31. In North Carolina, registered voters can vote at any in-person early voting location.

Wake County, NC

Wake County has ten early voting sites that are close to GoRaleigh or GoCary public transit routes.

  • Eligible voters: 745,528

  • Households without access to a vehicle: 16,770 (4.1%)

(data from 2018 American Community Survey)

You can download this map, print it off (ideally in color), and pass copies out!

For more information about early voting in Wake County, visit http://www.wakegov.com/elections/info/early/

BusToVote_Wake.pdf

Durham County, NC

Durham County has ten early voting sites that are close to GoDurham or GoTriangle public transit routes.

  • Eligible voters: 211,180

  • Households without access to a vehicle: 9,354 (7.3%)

(data from 2018 American Community Survey)

You can download this map, print it off (ideally in color), and pass copies out!

For more information about early voting in Durham County, visit https://www.dcovotes.com/voters/voting/early-voting

Updated October 4, 2020.

BusToVote_Durham_v2.pdf

Mecklenburg County, NC

Mecklenburg County has fifteen early voting sites that are close to Charlotte Area Transit System public transit routes.

  • Eligible voters: 728,313

  • Households without access to a vehicle: 22,310 (5.3%)

(data from 2018 American Community Survey)

You can download this map, print it off (ideally in color), and pass copies out!

For more information about early voting in Mecklenburg County, visit https://www.meckboe.org

BusToVote_Mecklenburg.pdf

What is this all about?

Bus To Vote is a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote initiative that uses maps to simplify political engagement. It is made and maintained by Aaron Berdanier, a map-maker and geospatial data lover.

All maps are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. You are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt our maps for non-commercial purposes as long as you credit Bus To Vote (like, maybe link to bustovote.org :). To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0